Why are Bhutanese Toilet So Dirty?

This video explores the depth of our social and cultural landscape to have a closer look at the causes of dirty toilets in the country. We all love a clean toilet but collectively we don’t work toward getting it. Why? We want the messages in this video to reach everyone who could make a difference. […]

Toilet Gift on 113th National Day

A heartwarming story of how our Zhemgang ambassador, Sancha Rai celebrated 113th National Day by upgrading a girl toilet that has been neglected for some time. Click here

Best World Toilet Day Ever

We will cherish today as the best World Toilet Day ever because we had our ambassadors from across the country, who had come for 2020 Ambassador Conference, with us at the ceremony, which was graced by our chair, Dr Lam Dorji and the movers and shakers in the sanitation world like Raj Kumar (SNV), Rinchen […]

How to build a SATO Toilet in 5 Days

Day 1: Dig a pit and build a wall along the mouth of the pit. Day 2: Cast a slab over the pit and install SATO pans. Day 3: Build the skeletal frame of the toilet and put the roof over the toilet. Day 4: Installed panels; board on along the top and cement along […]

Message from the Executive Director’s Desk

Chablop Passang Tshering When Bhutan Toilet Org was first established in October 2014, it was just a Facebook page. We wanted to use the platform to raise awareness on the condition of public toilets and bring together stakeholders and citizen volunteers for resolving the cross-sectoral issue. However, later it became clear that the issues were […]

Message from the Chairperson

Dr. Lam Dorji Chairpersonship of Bhutan Toilet Organization (BTO) board was a purposeful task I took upon myself, in pursuit of a vison I personally believe in and a cause that seeks to enhance the quality of life of our citizens. Having worked with civil society organizations (CSO) all my life, it is fulfilling to […]

SATO Toilet in Laya : Way forward for Rural Toilets

Ahead of the 2019 Royal Highland Festival, BTO Ambassador in Laya, Mr Thinley Rabgay, teacher in Laya Central School, took the initiative to upgrade 70 pit latrines in the village to SATO toilets that’s smell-free, water-efficient and easy to install. What makes SATO a perfect solution for Laya is its lightness that makes it easy […]

Strategic Planning

Funded by: Saraya Global Timeline: June to Dec 2019 The development of the Strategic Plan 2020- 2023 began in June 2019 and as of December 2019, the Consultant submitted the draft of the plan to the board during the 6th Board Meeting held in December 2019. The comments were incorporated and a final draft was […]

Monastic Toilet Up-gradation

Following the effectiveness of School Toilet Upgradation project, the officials from Zhung Dratshang sought our support through UNICEF to carry out similar project. They had the data on the monastic institutions toilets ready. Therefore, we signed an MoU with Zhung Dratshang to collaborate on upgrading monastic toilets. The first phase of the project covers three […]

Zhemgang School WASH Assessment

Project Funded by: Save the Children SATO pan supported by: LIXIL Awareness program funded by: SARAYA Timeline: 2 months Project Area: Zhemgang While implementing the Small Mitigation Action Project in Zhemgang Dzongkhag, Save the Children-US and Bhutan had realized the importance of addressing WASH- related disasters as a top priority in line with the project’s […]

Strengthening Bhutan Toilet Network

Project Funded by: EU Helvetas Funding Amount: Nu. 2,285,000.00 Timeline: 18 months Bhutan Toilet Organization despite being a young and understaffed organization, has been able to execute hundreds of activities across 20 dzongkhags and made significant impact on sanitation condition within a short span of time because of our volunteer network. Our network is formed […]

Smart Toilet Innovation Challenge

We collaborated with College of Science and Technology (CST) and Junior Chamber International (JCI) to organize the first ever Smart Toilet Innovation Challenge in the engineering college. The competition was aimed to serve as a platform for engineering students to practically express their technical knowledge. It was also targeted at initiating the first ever attempt […]

Toilet for Construction Workers

It is observed that the booming construction industry employs thousands of labourers who are subjected to substandard toilet facilities or suffer the lack of toilets at the site. While it is mandated by the international labour laws and also covered under our national standards to give adequate sanitation facility to their workers, it’s generally violated […]

Toilet Construction & Management

Government agencies have constructed all the permanent public toilet facilities in the country, and we have only contributed toward rehabilitating old facilities and making them reusable, where possible. While we aspire to support government in designing and building new facilities, the current procurement rules do not allow CSOs to engage with the government. Despite the […]

Portable Urinal for Sport Fields

Sport fields across the country lack adequate toilet facilities, and in general the facilities are overwhelmed and often shut down during major sporting events. Considering all the healthy lifestyle motto of games and sports, it’s embarrassing contradiction to let people practise open-defecation. Even Changlimithang National Stadium tells the same story. While there is a need […]

Handwash Barrel

Bhutan Toilet Organization has designeda hand wash station by reusing oil barrels which has the capabilities to address the pressing issues faced by schools due to lack of adequate infrastructure. The simple solution was created by our staff as part of UNICEF WASH Innovation Challenge 2017, where we received the highest Recommendation from the jury. […]

Yalama Apa

Title: Yalama Apa Language: Dzongkha and English ISBN: 9789998085602 Story: Chablop PaSsu Illustration: Yellow Box Animation Design and Layout: iBEST STUDIOS Script and Translation: Nawang Phuntsho Dzongkha Script Review: Dzongkha Development Commission Printed at: United Printing Press, Thimphu Bhutan Toilet Org’s animation video is published in a form of a book to target primary school […]